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With the 2016 Budget Speech about to begin, The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) urges the country to...

With the 2016 Budget Speech about to begin, The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) urges the country to...

Green Building Council calls for a total energy debate in SA The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has urged the country to focus on electricity demand side management rather than just supply management, to consider a total energy debate. On the eve of the national budget speech where one of the focus areas is likely to be on energy supply projects, GBCSA Chief Executive Officer, Brian Wilkinson, observes: “Decreasing the demand for power should be a major theme in South Africa’s total energy narrative.” Wilkinson says: “We acknowledge it is terribly important to have an energy supply-side debate around electricity generation, however, demand-side management that emphasises reducing consumption is an opportunity that is being completely underemphasised.” He adds: “The more electricity we save, the more we ease supply constraints.” In its simplest form, demand man...

Full article: https://www.gbcsa.org.za/news_post/green-building-council...

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